Rathbone offers Advanced Apprenticeships in Managing Volunteers to your existing employed Volunteer Managers, or to those who wish to aspire to become managers.
Volunteer Managers operate in organisations covering the public, private, and voluntary sectors. Their job is vital in supporting volunteers to get the most out of volunteering.
This Apprenticeship provides the skills, knowledge and operational requirements that are needed to be an effective volunteer manager.
Rathbone provides all the training, advice, support and guidance an Apprentice needs to get ahead and succeed.
How Rathbone supports your organisation:
We provide support to you through our employer engagement team and occupational experienced Tutors/Assessors in your sector – We’re here to help.
From recruitment to achievement, Rathbone handles all the training and administration.
We deliver the training to an agreed training plan with you and provide you with regular updates on progress and achievement.
What’s in the Apprenticeship?
Most learning happens on the job. The Apprentice gains knowledge and skills required for their job role and learn about their responsibilities when dealing with risks within the limits of own authority.
What’s required from an Apprentice?
The role of the Volunteer is varied with responsibilities including recruitment, leadership, administration, coordination and management with motivation skills playing a key part when working with volunteers.
How long does an Apprenticeship last?
The Volunteer Manager must be able to perform the job to national standards so it depends on how fast they learn. The timescale is around 15-18 months.
What qualifications can be achieved?
- Diploma at Level 3
- Key/ Functional skills at level 2 to include Maths, English and ICT
- Completion of Employer rights and Responsibilities
The apprenticeship is QCF and is made up of 57 credits. Learners need to complete all mandatory units to a total of 34 credits, and a minimum of 23 credits must be achieved from the optional units.